HELLO GOLD RUSH FAMILIES
In the week Oct. 2 - Oct. 6 we have learned many things. We are also very excited to share them with you so let's dive in!
In writing, we have been working on our personal narratives. Working on our leads, dreaming the dream, telling the story from the inside, transitional phrases, and conclusions. With all of this information we are now making a final copy for the most perfect personal narrative. We will be graded on this to see how well we can put all of this info together in 5 days.
In our math unit, we are wrapping up multiplication and moving on to division! We talked about the difference between long division and partial quotient and why partial quotient is better. We have also been talking about how multiplication is the same as division and how they are different.
In reading, we have been working more on our 5th grade thinking stems. (5th grade thoughts) We have also been focusing on our schema. We are choosing books at our reading level and stopping every now and then to write down a thought. Every once and awhile, we will read a picture book with the class and open up our readers notebook to write down notes.
In geography this week, we finished up our NFL presentations. We filled out a form about each presentation for a region and answered some questions after they presented. We will be starting on a new geography unit next week so be sure to check that out. We are currently working on National Parks.
This week, we didn’t have a weekly song. We sang songs we’ve done before but we also talked about the theme for…. “Glow”, “Life is a Highway” and we sang “Unwritten.” They are such good songs!